Call for Abstracts 2020

Azara is conducting an abstract submission process for the client-driven track of its conference, and this year we have decided to add a poster session as well. Our team seeks engaging presentations and posters that showcase your achievements using DRVS, your innovation/expertise in anything related to the world of community health, or both! We hope your presentations and posters will provide support and inspiration for our broad community of users by sharing your knowledge and experience.

Please review suggested topics, submission process, and sample abstract below.

Azara Annual User Conference
March 30 - April 2, 2020
Registration Opens November 4, 2019

Submission Deadline is October 31, 2019

Suggested Topics

  • Adoption of DRVS

    Implementation, Roll-Out, Change Management relating to care team redesign, implementation of standing actions/orders, shifts in roles/responsibilities/ratios and incentives, the role of leadership, Patient Visit Planning Report, etc.

  • Patient-Centered Medical Home

    Use of DRVS to support care team transformation and documentation for recognition

  • Data Validation

    What do you focus on? How do you do it and how often? Successes / failures? Tools in DRVS?

  • Finance and Operations

    Billing, coding, productivity, no-shows, walk-ins, usage data and other

  • Quality Improvement

    Clinical and Other- PDSA cycles, Measure Analyzer for pattern finding, Dashboards and Scorecards, data transparency

  • Staffing and Workforce

    New emerging staff needs such as outreach resources to manage payer and ACO enrolled populations, care management provision and supervision, new business administration staff for payer and ACO relationships, etc.

  • Oral Health

  • Behavioral Health

    Integration, Chronic Pain and Substance Use Programs

  • Population Health Management

    Outreach, Patient Engagement, Risk Stratification and Panel Management

  • Care Management, Coordination and Community Health Workers

  • External Data Integration

    Health Information Exchange, Hospital Admission Discharge and Transfer, Payer Enrollment, Payer Claims Data, Other

  • Social Determinants of Health and Health Disparities

  • Use of Disruptive Technology

    Telehealth, patient portal, texting and other innovations

  • Health Center Controlled Network, Network and PCA Specific Topics

    Statewide quality initiatives and programs, convening users, data credibility, effective roll-out strategies, successes and challenges, award strategies, etc.

  • Alternative Payment programs and the movement from Volume to Value

  • Other

Abstract and Poster Submission Guidelines

Speaking presentations will be 1 hour in length and we recommend planning for 15 minutes of questions. Presentations are limited to a maximum of three speakers, but speakers do not need to be from the same organization. If you submit a poster and you are selected please plan to bring a printed copy of your poster to the conference.

For consideration, please click on this link: to submit your abstract or poster via Survey Monkey.  Once we have received all submissions, we will let potential speakers know if their presentation or poster has been selected.

Selected conference speakers receive $100 off their conference registration.
Poster presentations will be part of a poster session contest.

Sample Abstract

Maximum 100 characters
Example: Care Management is the Wave of the Future for Outcomes Improvement

Maximum 250 word summary of your presentation

Maximum 100 characters with spaces
Use active verbs
See Action Verbs from Blooms Taxonomy for examples

Select the target audience roles.
Clinical, Quality, HIT, Finance, Billing, Operations, Managed Care, Nursing and Support Staff, Administration, Care Team, CEO, CFO, COO, CMO, Care Management, Behavioral Health staff, Dental staff, etc.

Maximum of three


Example: Jane Doe

Credentials (if relevant):
Example: RN, BSN, PCMH-CCE

Example: Director of Quality

Example: ABC Community Health Center

Speaker Bio:
Limit to 100 words

Example: Jane has been a strong advocate for community health centers throughout her career.  Her work began as a medical assistant at XYZ Community Health Center, and she quickly progressed to helping with QI planning and processes.  For the past 10 years, Jane has been the Quality Director for the Health Center of the Blank Community, where she is passionate about care team transformation, outcomes improvement, and the patient experience.

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